Course Title: Use development software and IT tools to build a basic website

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5371 Diploma of Business (Public Relations)

Course Title: Use development software and IT tools to build a basic website

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018

Course Contact: Julia Makin

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5175

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to build a basic website that is consistent with design and technical requirements, and business expectations.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAWEB418A Use development software and IT tools to build a basic website


1. Select and analyse website structure and development tools

2. Begin site construction

3. Complete and validate website construction and content

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course students will be able to build a basic website.

Overview of Assessment

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Required skills 

  • analytical skills to:
  • analyse business specification and select appropriate software
  • debug and handle errors
  • troubleshoot basic web links and HTML code errors
  • communication skills to liaise with user
  • literacy skills to review design documentation and record testing results
  • technical skills to:
  • debug and handle errors
  • develop code in HTML
  • identify technical needs and site structure for the website
  • read design specifications and guidelines
  • use appropriate development software and tools.


Required knowledge 

  • basic knowledge of:
  • design principles
  • issues around accessibility and equity principles when building for diverse users
  • detailed knowledge of:
  • appropriate software and tools that meet required technical specifications
  • standard generalised markup language (SGML) and the associated standards
  • website design
  • web-specific technical attributes.



Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.